ice boating 2015

•February 27, 2015 • 6 Comments

Photo by Michael Keene of the rugged Claiborne Ice Sailing Yacht Club crew on the Miles River.

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end of day #ChesBay

•February 23, 2015 • 3 Comments

Geese honking, bitter wind, fingers frozen, slippery Ice-arella.

Spring’s eta? Just 32 days.


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•February 18, 2015 • 2 Comments


Photo from the NASA aqua satellite. It almost appears that the Chesapeake Bay is frozen across north of the Bay Bridge. Temps in the teens day after day. Brrr!

You arrived like a rainstorm

•February 17, 2015 • 5 Comments


A valentine from 2012, reblogged.

Originally posted on A Chesapeake Journal:

from where? we don’t know.

You jumped in like angels appear after a snow.

We feel like we’ve known you…. for eons or so….

We’re SO glad you’re here, Patti….we want you to know.

B R Valentine <3 Mayberry

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a satisfying scrunch

•February 15, 2015 • 1 Comment

feb 15 studio from house

Ah! Walking back and forth from the house to the studio, keeping the wood stove going during the cold weather, I have occasion to wear long  johns under my jeans, thick socks and boots.

feb 15 boots on the snow

feb 15 2015 snow and dock

feb 15 chairs snow on dock

Powder! is what they call it in the west.

Delicious back-and-forth, on a cold Sunday in February.



post-renovation re-opening at Eastern Shore Brewing

•February 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Our favorite local brewery – Eastern Shore Brewing in St. Michaels – held a party this weekend to celebrate new renovations that made operations smoother and created more space for beer drinkers. It’s an excellent upgrade and the place now feels twice as large as before. With live music and lots of friends, Saturday’s February party was perfect for a winter weekend.

Since Lori and Ace Moritz are truly the first real friends we made when we moved here six years ago, they have a VERY special place in our hearts. Plus, I love entrepreneurs, mainly the bootstrapping kind. It’s so cool to watch their business keep growing! Good for our friends, our town, our county. And us. I’ll drink to that! (St. Michaels Ale, please!)

Bravo, friends! Go, go, go!

end of day #ChesBay

•February 8, 2015 • 6 Comments

A quiet Sunday in Bozman – french toast, a walk, a drive to Easton. Went to the dock at end of day and saw two pieces of ice left, about the size of car hoods, floating, looking thin and dipping down with fringed edges. An owl howled. Facing northwest, Harris Cove shone with the day’s last light on flat, silent water. Behind me, the marsh felt alive.

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